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Greece: Couple who had stolen work were 'amateurs'

 Employees of the National Gallery hold a stolen 17th-century Pieter Paul Rubens painting  "The Hunt for the Caledonian Wild Boar" during  a presentat...
 Employees of the National Gallery hold a stolen 17th-century Pieter Paul Rubens painting  "The Hunt for the Caledonian Wild Boar" during  a presentat...
 A cameraman records at the National Gallery a stolen 17th-century Pieter Paul Rubens painting  "The Hunt for the Caledonian Wild Boar" during  a pres...

Greece Stolen Painting

Employees of the National Gallery hold a stolen 17th-century Pieter Paul Rubens painting "The Hunt for the Caledonian Wild Boar" during a presentat...

Greece Stolen Painting

Employees of the National Gallery hold a stolen 17th-century Pieter Paul Rubens painting "The Hunt for the Caledonian Wild Boar" during a presentat...

Greece Stolen Painting

A cameraman records at the National Gallery a stolen 17th-century Pieter Paul Rubens painting "The Hunt for the Caledonian Wild Boar" during a pres...

A leading Greek art expert has described two suspects who received a stolen 17th century artwork and were then arrested when they left the museum label on the back as "amateurs."
The painting _ one of several versions of "The Calydonian Boar Hunt" by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens _ was stolen in Belgium a decade ago and recovered in Athens in a Sept. 1 police raid.
Police and Greek cultural authorities presented the painting Thursday. A 64-year-old man and 40-year-old woman accused of receiving the stolen work have been charged with money laundering.
National Art Gallery director Marina Lambraki-Plaka referred to the two Friday as "amateurs _ unless they had some other reason for keeping the identification details on the back of the painting."


Updated : 2021-03-09 13:42 GMT+08:00